Skip to comments.Just saw "An American Carol"--hilarious!
Posted on 10/03/2008 10:24:16 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Just saw the first showing of An American Carol; was expecting it to be pretty funny. Actually it was laugh out loud hilarious! And a good positive message, too! I urge you to see it.
As you could tell from the ads, Kevin Farley plays a Michael Moore-like director, Michael Malone. He is recruited by some terrorists to make a training film. He is haunted by ghosts such as JFK, Gen. Patton (Kelsey Grammer), the Angel of Death (Trace Adkins), and George Washington (Jon Voight). Washington shows him the church he used to pray at when New York City was the nation's capitol. Across the street...Ground Zero.
JFK shows him how we should "pay any price, bear any burden" for freedom. Patton shows him war is sometimes necessary--if we hadn't fought the Civil War, we might still have slavery!
The film shows us "the Real America" and the price we have to pay for freedom. There are tons of sight gags and physical humor (think Three Stooges, or the "Airplane" films director David Zucker gave us). The film spoofs A Christmas Carol and shows the folly of Malone trying to ban July 4th. Can he learn the error of his ways?
Anyone who enjoys "Airplane"-like humor will surely like it. (And stop calling me Shirley.) I wonder if libs will attend (after all, that evil Bill O'Reilly is in this...one scene shows Malone and comic "Rosie O'Connell" appearing on O'Reilly's show--and "O'Connell" unleashes a hilarious bit about Christian terrorists. Yes, we wouldn't have to go through airport security if those priests hadn't hijacked those planes!
We got a babysitter (another mom from our special needs catechism class), and we’re going. It’ll be the first time we’ve gone to the theater in years.
Saw the flick and it was AWESOME!!!
It was very un-politcally correct, so the far-left will be all sorts of crying and whining about it!!!
Definitely, a must see movie!!!!!
yeah they’re going nuts about it—condemning it as unfunny
and propaganda—at IMDB.com. My positive review, and a lib’s negative review, had shown up but for some reason reviews
are not showing up on the site at all now(though messageboard posts are there)
I am jealous.
I am going to see it tonight, then tomorrow will go see FIREPROOF, another Conservative choice for us to see.
Oh no, the guys (hubs and kiddo) are off to scouts. This is going to be MAMA’S NIGHT OUT!!!!
haven’t had one of those in a while!
Must see this over the weekend
ok,,you can knock me over with a feather!!!!
Looks darn good tho!
Absolutely no need to have a little girl depicting a Girl Scout say "sack of sh!t". It doesn't add to the humor and will turn some folks away.
I know my mom would walk out at that very second.
We’re out the door to see it right now!
Hey, he’s still on 96.9! Cool! Thanks, rr!
I hope you stayed through the credits.
The movie was an emotional whipsaw. It was funny, but then dead serious. I’d have to see it again. I know I missed stuff because of my hearing.
I just got back. I give it a 5 out of 10.
The first 10 seconds of the movie are worth the price of admission. I won’t ruin the joke. I loved the topic and a few of the Zucker gags, but there were at least five different periods of five minutes that didn’t even make me chuckle.
Kelsey Grammar made a good Patton and Dennis Hopper as a judge shooting ACLU zombies was priceless. Robert Davi as the head terrorist was excellent. He makes a great villain.
My recommendation: Buy the ticket and laugh like hell at the beginning and again during the Trace Adkins concert; chuckle a few times during the middle and get extra butter on the popcorn.
You can get head phones at the door, if you ask. They are just like tv ears.
Was there something After the credits? I left before they ended.
I’ve learned the hard way to always stay through the credits. Yes, there was something, but I’m not going to tell you. You’ll just have to wait for the DVD. ; )
I was glad to see Paris Hilton in the movie (really, I was).